Business Slow? Invest in Employee Engagement

Let’s get the simple explanation out of the way: Engaged employees are more productive. We’re talking major increases. A study by Gallup found “companies with an average of 9.3 engaged employees for every actively disengaged employee in 2010-2011 experienced 147 percent higher [earning per share] compared with their competition.”

Still not sold? Gallup also found that …

Quit Waiting – If Your Boss Doesn’t Recognize Your Work, Find a New Boss

Today’s job market is tough. If you’re trying to find a new job or get a promotion at your current job, you can probably relate. One of the most frustrating things, if not the most frustrating, is when your current boss is overlooking you.

Perhaps the boss has created a new role that would be perfect for you. You’ve been with the organization for five years, and this job is a step up from what you’re doing today. …

5 Lessons Graduates Can Learn From Barbie’s Fractured Career Path

Life isn’t easy for the average graduate. It has recently been reported that an incredible 91 percent of millennials are struggling with their job searches. They’re unsure about what job to start with, they don’t quite know what they want out of a job, and they aren’t sure whom to ask. At times such as these, graduates might just look to their role models for inspiration – and for …

Can’t Get a Promotion? A Lack of Training May Be the Reason

Recently, we at Recruiter.com teamed up with Wyzant, the largest online marketplace for one-to-one instruction in the U.S., in order to better understand the connection between education and professional advancement. After surveying 900 currently employed professionals in America, we found out that training and development may be even more important …

Drop That ‘Cell-U-Light’ to Travel Faster in the Marketplace

As I write this, I’m not too sure the editor is going to accept the title, but I assure you, this article has nothing to do with weight – except for the seven ounces of your cellular phone in your pocket. If you find yourself lamenting your difficulty in finding a job, you might be spending too much time under “cell-u-light.”

I’ll admit, this is a late discovery for me, but I want to share it with you as my …

Getting Stuck in Your Job Search? Consider Going Offline

Whenever I meet with a new job seeker, I always ask the same question: “Where are you getting stuck in your search?” It sounds simple, but it can shed quite a bit of light on what’s going on.

One of the main reasons why many job seekers struggle is because their resume isn’t put together well – even after they’ve spent hours combing over the details, refining each word, and trying to …

Maintaining Workplace Equality When Your Company Is a ‘Melting Pot’

Most of our employees at Dumbo Moving were not born in the U.S. Because of this, our workforce contains languages and cultures from an array of countries around the world. We are a true melting pot. As such, we encourage our team members to prepare virtual presentations for their colleagues about their lives and things they are passionate about.

There are a few other steps we take to ensure equality …

5 Steps You Should Take Immediately If You Have Been Laid Off

It’s 4:00 p.m. on a Friday afternoon, and you’ve just learned your company has come under new ownership. There are some changes coming down the pike. On Monday morning, you receive an email stating there will be a company-wide meeting at the end of the month. Next thing you know, you are sitting in that meeting and being told that you and your coworkers no longer have jobs.

In this moment, you have a few options. You can hit the panic …

The Quick and Dirty Guide to Defining Your Personal Brand

You’ve heard about personal branding and know you need a personal brand – but do you really know what a brand is or how to define it?

In the old days, it was called “making a name for yourself.”

Oh, the printer isn’t working? Call Bob – he can fix anything. Bob clearly made a name for himself around the office as the go-to-guy when it came to fixing things …